You may need to be creative with finding homes thru MLS. You may wanna drive thru the neighborhoods that you like and look for FSBO's and then get with your real estate agent and have them call and set up an appointment. that way your realtor will be happy that she gets to work with you and make a professional fee, and you get buyers representation....
Those remarks just do not sound right to me. As a Real Estate Agent who have done so many short sales, do not think that we realtors/agent are to be blame for the Lenders decision. He talks about a CDPE certificate as if any realtor that do not have that short time training, does not know what they are doing.
Please forgive him as I am sure he did not mean to make us look bad. My advice to you is that you be Loyal and trust your realtor and you will see results. The same goes about trusting your Loan Originator and stick with him/her till the end.
Please see below information, about the Real Estate Market in Miami-Dade.
Miami, FL â€“ The total number of listings, including single-family homes and condominiums, that pended in Miami-Dade County during the month of January increased 24.8 percent, from 2,746 in January 2011 to 3,426 in January 2012, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems. In more detail, single-family home and condominium sales that pended during the month increased 46.4 percent and 13.6 percent respectively compared to the previous year. Compared to the previous month, total pended sales decreased 27.4 percent.
Cumulative Pending Sales
December cumulative pending home sales â€“ including single-family homes and condominiums - in Miami-Dade County were 6.3 percent above what they were a year earlier, up from 11,182 to 11,887, and 5.4 percent higher than the previous month, up from 11,279.
â€œPending sales, which typically predict future closing activity, continue to rise in Miami-Dade County,â€ said Martha Pomares, 2012 chairman of the board of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS. â€œAfter a record sales year in 2011, our inventory levels declined sharply. Current trends continue to reflect demand for Miami real estate.â€
Pending sales of condominiums were 4.2 percent higher than they were a year earlier, up from 6,497, and five percent above what they were the previous month, up from 6,481. Pending sales of single-family homes were 9.2 percent above what they were a year earlier, up from 4,685 to 5,115, and seven percent above the previous month, when pending single-family homes sales totaled 4,798.
If you still looking for a property for up to 140K my suggestion to you is cutler bay area, nice houses with all the descriptions you required or a townhouse on the same area or close to the tamiami airport.
If you still looking for an opportunity give a call I will help you in the process.
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